True Jean-Michel, I understand NetBeans has a different business structure to 
competitors as well though so it's not as easy. So you think it's impossible?
    On Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 10:38:34 GMT, <> wrote:  

Sometimes a project need time more than money.
And receiving money takes time! (Somebody needs to manage the money + any legal 
around it, somebody need to hire the testers and managed them, etc...)

On Wed, 7 Mar 2018, at 10:32, Ashton Hogan wrote:

What if my time is more productive elsewhere? I think there's an element of 
assigning the right people to the right jobs. I have more money than time at 
the moment, that's all I can offer.

On Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 09:57:25 GMT, Geertjan Wielenga 
<> wrote:

Nope. That excuse does not compute. :-) When you participate in NetCAT, you get 
step by step instructions for what to test, how, and where.

We don’t want your money, we want your time.


On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, <> 

I would love to but I just don't have the necessary knowledge and skills to do 
a good job at it. If we had a piggy bank, it would come in handy to pay for 
skills when contributors are running low though, surely? 

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Long Live NetBeans!
From: Geertjan Wielenga 
To: users@netbeans.incubator.

Well, for the moment, the very best way to contribute back to Apache NetBeans 
is to be involved here: confluence/display/NETBEANS/ NetCAT

In fact, that's more useful at this stage than money. :-)


On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 8:46 AM, <> 

It's available arch/

Sent from my Huawei Mobile

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Long Live NetBeans!
From: John Muczynski 
CC: users@netbeans.incubator.apach,geertjan.wielenga@google

Maybe a NetBeans field -- BeanField -- as in a field where beans are grown.

Johnny Muczynski

On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 12:13 PM Ashton Hogan < > 

I like it, I like it a lot. Let's do it!

On Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 17:01:20 GMT, Geertjan Wielenga 
<geertjan.wielenga@googlemail. com> wrote:

Thanks for the enthusiasm. :-) As an Apache project, NetBeans will not be able 
to earn money directly -- all money coming into Apache goes to the foundation 
as a whole: on/sponsorship.html

However, potentially, there could be an organization that we set up together 
comparable to Tomitribe (, i.e., Apache TomEE ( 
has an external organization that provides support and so on -- and also 
receives money. I.e., we could have a NetBeans Tribe or something like that, 
which could offer advanced features or maybe fix bugs on demand or something 
like that, in exchange for money.

Just a thought, though something for the future, if at all.


On Tue, Mar 6, 2018 at 5:50 PM, Ashton Hogan < > 

Hi all

Like all of you, I use NetBeans to build my own projects. Lately I've noticed a 
particular competitor IDE being demanded more on job specs and wondered how 
they managed to grow so big so quick. Turns out they sell licenses as well as 
offering a free version. I, myself, as a user feel guilty benefitting as much 
as I do from NetBeans and never having to pay a dime for it, even though I 
would absolutely do so in a heartbeat given the opportunity. Is there any way 
that NetBeans can make some income to support its longevity? 




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